Friday, June 21, 2024

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Announces Squad for New Zealand Tour

Introduction: New Leaders and Team Development

In a recent announcement, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) unveiled the teams for the ODIs and Twenty20s scheduled to be played in New Zealand. Nazmul Hossain Shanto is set to lead both the ODI and Twenty20 teams, with Mehdi Hasan Miraj as his deputy in both formats. This guide developed by the BCB reflects changes in leadership development and new ideas for the upcoming series.

Notable absentees: Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed

However, groups produce distinct discontinuities. Key players Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed, who missed the ongoing Test series against New Zealand due to injury, will also miss the upcoming limited-overs tour. Their absence raises questions about the team’s strategy and potential challenges against the Kiwis.

Lytton Das Return

In a positive development, Litandas returns to the sidelines after taking a break for paternity leave. The return of Das will add experience and consistency to the team and his presence will be crucial to boost the batting line-up.

ODI Squad:

  • Captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Vice Captain: Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Tanzid Hasan Tamim
  • Anamul Haque Bijoy
  • Tawhid Hridoy
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Litton Kumer Das
  • Afif Hossain Dhrubo
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Rishad Hossain
  • Rakibul Hasan

T20I Squad:

  • Captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Vice Captain: Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Litton Kumer Das
  • Rony Talukdar
  • Tawhid Hridoy
  • Shamim Hossain
  • Afif Hossain Dhrubo
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Shak Mahedi Hasan
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Rishad Hossain
  • Tanvir Islam
  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Tour Schedule

ODIs:

  • 17 December: 1st ODI, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin.
  • 20 December: 2nd ODI, Saxton Oval, Nelson.
  • 23 December: 3rd ODI, McLean Park, Napier.

T20Is:

  • 27 December: 1st T20I, McLean Park, Napier.
  • 29 December: 2nd T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
  • 31 December: 3rd T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

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